Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY – LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson will not attend this weekend’s sessions of general conference, the church confirmed Thursday afternoon. The 90-year-old President Monson, who has served as the president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since Feb.
Thomas Spencer Monson was born August 21, 1927 (90 years old) in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was ordained an LDS apostle at age 36. He was awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Buffalo. He is the second of six children. He dedicated fourteen temples.